Movies, Movies, Movies!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Hey guys! Last month I didn't watch many movies but this month I got a few more on the list. I have been busy for a while working on presentations, reports and translations for classes. Now that the finals are approaching I'm kind of worried. Hopefully everything will be okay. Lots of studying awaits. During this time I just hope I can squeeze in a couple of movies and not abandon this little corner on the internet. I still have a bit over a week for the exams to start so don't think I won't be here during that time! I will most definitely see you very shortly..
These Final Hours: BuzzFeed had a list that had a bunch of Austrailian movies on it. Of course I went and chose the one where it's almost the end of the world and this guy (James) just wants to go to the last party. While he's on his way he saves a girl and agrees to help her get back to her family. During their journey they start to bond and this is like a wake up call for James. He comes into realization of whats more important to him. Since it was low budget, effects are pretty crappy but cinematography is alright. I really liked the acting, especially Nathan Phillips and Angourie Rice. Seeing new faces in movies is always interesting.
Teenage Dirtbag: What a realistic, raw and unique movie. I still have the feels. It has a killer soundtrack, acting is very good and the story is just absolutely heartbreaking. The fact that this story was inspired by true events is what makes you love it even more. It's basically based on an event that happened in Regina Crosby's life, who is actually the writer and the director of the movie. She didn't have a much of a budget for the movie but she really wanted to get her story out there. Absolutely amazing, definitely one of my favorites.
Mockingjay Part 1: Contrary to popular reviews/opinions I actually enjoyed this movie. I felt quite emotional throughout and I thought the new characters were brilliant. I want to mention that splitting the movie was a dumb idea and I wish they hadn't done it. They really went deeper into the story (aka. revolution) in this part but we still left the theaters feeling unsatisfied because we want closure and we certainly did not get it here. Oh well.. we'll just wait a year. Other than that I think since Francis Lawrence took over the franchise it just got so much better. If I had to list them I would say Catching Fire to be my favorite, Mocking Jay P1 to be second and HG to be last.
Playing It Cool: Another movie where we have absolutely no fucking idea what the names of the leading characters are. I had this happen to me twice now.. Frustrating. So we have the Narattor and we have Her. Narrator is a writer and he has to write something that fits in the RomCom genre. There is a problem though, he has never fallen in love. This all changes when he meats Her. And so on. Cute movie.. and Chris Evans is in it.
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby / Them: The story is tragic and really sad. The acting of James McAvoy and Jessica Chastain is top notch and the cinematography is great too. The thing about this movie is that originally it was made in both of the characters point of view. As Him and Her. But since it would be too long for theatrical viewing they merged the story into one. Personally I think everyone (myself included) should watch Him, Her because I felt like there was a lot of details left out in the movie. The only problem is.. I can't find the seperate movies anywhere, grr!
The Giver: Another book adaptation that was pretty alright on screen. Based on the reviews from the readers the movie lacks emotion and is a bit rushed. I actually agree with them even tough I didn't read it. I'm pretty sure they left a bunch of details out, especially with the sporting characters. But I did like the way the story started out black and white and just started to be in color as Jonas started to experience emotions. Not a bad watch but it can't be compared with other movies that belong in the same genre.
Abduction: I think it's quite rare for me to find nothing to like in a movie but it happened. The reason I chose to watch this is because I truly wondered if it was that bad. I read most of the reviews on IMDB and tried to look past the 5 something score and pressed play to see it for myself. It was aweful. The acting, the way the story evolved, the music... all mediocre. Really disappointing, seems like they didn't even try. They probably just wanted give Taylor Lautner a role in a movie since he was so popular during that time. And surely that was a mistake.


  1. I haven't seen many movies this month, mostly we've been watching the Harry Potter movies in the evenings just for something to have in the background.

  2. I really want to see Mockingjay part I. I love the story <3

  3. I still need to see Mockingjay part 1! I really wanted to see Abduction when it first came out and I've still never watched it and don't really have an urge to see it anymore! xo

  4. Watching movies is such a good thing to do when it's snowing outside (in Germany it is ;)),
    so I will definitely check out some of the ones you recommend - I think teenage dirtbag sounds like
    a really good one and I also heard that "The Giver" isn't the best book adaptation, but I would like to give it a try anyway. :)

    Have a nice day!